Majorov Sr started teaching in Sweden in 1992, but it was part time at first, and I don't know if he moved his family right away. He's said he did 3 months the second year, and then 5 months and in the 4th year they stayed (from this Absolute Skating interview), so if he didn't bring his family until then I suppose Jr would've been about 4? Most local news I've read about Majorov over the years says he's been in Luleå since he was 1, as does Skate Sweden. He didn't start skating until he was 5-6, and that was at a camp in Luleå. I don't know if I ever heard him speak before he was in his teens, but he's never had much of an accent apart from a Luleå accent to my ears. If you know he's Russian you might pick up some small inflections, but these days I doubt most people would. He wasn't in public daycare as a kid, so I suppose he would've spoken mostly Russian until he started school at age 7. I agree with most of your post, but where has he said he doesn't feel Swedish at all? In most interviews I've read or heard he's said he likes Russia, but Sweden's home to him, it's where all his friends are (which makes sense, since he's lived here since he was a toddler). I missed the whole mess because I was travelling, but I hope he learned his lesson. The Swedish version of the n-word is taboo and further down in his comments he's calling the federations "c**ts" in Swedish which is a lot more offensive than calling someone "jävla idioter", and while teenagers might be less sensitive to bad language, he certainly would've known he was being offensive. Apparently the Swedish federation had said that Nationals wasn't the determining factor for who got chosen to go to Euros (although it usually is), which is why he was so pissed off in the first place, but looking at how Berntsson skated at Nationals, I'd still give the nod to him rather than Majorov.